Cultural Theory and the Problem of Modernity

  • Authors
  • Alan Swingewood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-188

About this book


This book presents a critical analysis of the relation between sociological theory and recent debates in cultural studies. A distinctive sociological perspective is developed based on the work of Marx, Weber, Bourdieu and Bakhtin. The book examines the problems of theorising issues such as modernity, mass culture and postmodernity by advocating a historical and context-based approach.


Cultural Studies Cultural Theory culture Marx Marxism Pierre Bourdieu Simmel sociological theory sociology systems theory Textwissenschaft

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Alan Swingewood 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-61342-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26830-6
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